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"Supreme slider" or "Sewslip"
HomespunMary Send a Message
Sweden, EU
Oasis/Linda mentioned in another thread that she uses a mat on the sewing machine to make the fabric glide more smoothly when free motion quilting. I'm really interested in buying one, but just realized there are actually two fo them: the "Supreme slider" and the "Sewslip", from different companies. Does anyone know if there are any big differences between the two (apart from size - the latter seems a bit bigger)?
5/26/2008 8:12:56 AM
beccasmom Send a Message
Kentucky
I do not knwo the difference, but I just bought the super slider and do like it. It does work but I wish it were bigger. It would be nice if we could buy it to the size of our extension tables for our machines.

Brenda
5/26/2008 12:24:11 PM
Rose92 Send a Message
Central CA
I have the Supreme slider and I discovered something today when I was free motion quilting. If the quilt is big and heavy, it can drag and your clear acrylic extension table can move, then the slider moves with it and the little hole in the middle of the slider moves, then the needle gets stuck in the rubber and jams up. At first I thought the slider was moving but on closer inspection the extension table had moved. I had to recut the hole larger to get rid of the needle rips. So........be forewarned.

My DH then polished my extension table and sewing machine arm with Carnu-B wax and it is just as slick as the Supreme slider!

Linda

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5/26/2008 2:27:04 PM
sunsup Send a Message
Tennessee
Hmmmm, I may have to get some of that car wax. LOL
5/26/2008 8:07:55 PM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
Having worked in industrial metals and plastics, I know you have to be very careful about what comes in contact with plastic. If the extension table and machine bed are metal the wax will be fine but it could deteriorate plastic over time and it will weaken and crack. Check the label of the wax and be sure it is safe for all kinds of plastic/vinyl.
Diane Gaudynski, whose quilt won in Paducah this year for machine quilting, writes about this on her website and what she does for her machine.

http://www.dianegaudynski.net/
5/27/2008 6:25:05 AM
HomespunMary Send a Message
Sweden, EU
Thanks girls!

Brenda - yes, the size thing. I too was thinking about that. If it can easily be cut, why not sell it in a very big size and let the buyers cut it to fit their machine tables.

Linda - thanks so much for the warning. I guess that could really mess up the machine if things went bad. Hope your machine survived! And, what is Carnu-B wax?

sewbug - first of all, a HUGE thanks for the web link! How great and inspiring that was, to see someone who actually quilts award winning quilts on a domestic machine! She also seems to love the supreme slider, LOL! But, about the different materials: my machine is plastic, and my extension table is also some kind of acrylic material (I think). Do you think there are any big risks involved if the mat was was only used while actually quilting, and removed every time I stop? I really wouldn't want to mess up my new and very large (and very expensive) extension table... :-)
5/27/2008 10:19:27 AM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
Maria, I just ordered a Sewslip. It is bigger. I'm not too sure about being sticky on the reverse side, but my machine is metal and the cabinet around it is wood. I don't have the worry with plastic. I have a small traveling machine that is plastic so will see what the sewslip does for it.

Linda/Oasis
5/27/2008 6:20:06 PM
sunsup Send a Message
Tennessee
Sewbug, thanks for the wax warning.
5/27/2008 6:23:29 PM
HomespunMary Send a Message
Sweden, EU
sewbug, sorry, I misread your post - forget my question :-)

And, I just ordered the sewslip!

Oasis/Linda, can't wait to hear if you think there are any other differences between the two apart from the size!
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5/28/2008 1:50:09 AM
HomespunMary Send a Message
Sweden, EU
Got my SewSlip today! Too bad I have nothing to quilt in order to try it... Must get a move on with my next project.

Oasis, have you found any differences between the two yet?
6/9/2008 1:17:41 PM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast



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6/9/2008 4:47:40 PM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
Hi Maria,

I think the only difference is the size. I use the smaller one (Supreme Slider) on my portable machine and the larger (Sewslip) on my machine that is in a cabinet and has a larger flat area. They both are slippery as sn....................let's say nose mucous. LOL

Boy they sure are nice to use!!!!
6/9/2008 4:49:58 PM
HomespunMary Send a Message
Sweden, EU
Thanks, Oasis, LOL! Sounds like you're very happy with them!
6/10/2008 3:39:59 PM
Mar-gar-et Send a Message
Columbia, MO
If you are interested in something the size of your extension table you might consider a nonstick oven liner or a nonstick microwave oven liner. Both should be available at the hardware store. The Teflon oven liners are about 30" X 16". The microwave oven mat that I have is 16" X 16". Both can be cut to size. Painters tape or freezer tape can be used to tape them down to the extension table. I used an eyelet punch for the needle hole. In my case, I had an extra microwave oven mat that I used in conjunction with an old "Sew Steady" portable sewing table. The one I have is sticky enough that I have not needed to use tape to hold it down. I looked at an oven liner today that was slippery on both sides...if you get one of these you will definitely need to get painters or freezer tape.
8/9/2008 6:04:31 PM
gmaann Send a Message
Tennessee
Mar-gar-et, what a great idea!! I love my Supreme Slider, but it would be nice sometimes to have a bigger one. I'll love for that oven liner.
8/9/2008 7:03:32 PM
HomespunMary Send a Message
Sweden, EU
Margareth, thanks, what a great tip!
8/10/2008 2:47:38 PM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
Lesson learned: If you remove it from your machine be sure and not lay it where loose threads, pet hair, dust, etc. can get on the sticky side. I think like the Silpat mat, it can be washed with warm water but I haven't tried that yet.

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8/11/2008 7:53:41 AM
quiltqueenie Send a Message
Bellvue WA
i bought the Supreme slider and then bought two of the large sew slip -- they are fantastic and the sew slip is a third of the price! bought from an online store in Canada www.stitchintheditch.com they have a great sale on these and of course no tax to pay when we live in USA.
Going to buy the new Weightless Quilter frame - this store will have them soon and I just mailed them to see about pre orders. With this frame the drag and weight is gone it is not bulky or heavy packs away easily and we all need it
11/20/2016 10:00:52 AM
Hi just found this site, and I am so excited to hear about the teflon sheets. I pretty much just sew on my own. I live in the middle of nowhere and don't get to fabric stores, so a lot of this is new to me. I did find on Amazon that you can get teflon oven sheets that are 16 by 23. You get three of them for $12 do you think they would work? Here is a link so you know exactly what I'm talking about. http://amzn.to/2jKMOgR If you think they would work I'm going to buy some! Thank you so much this is a great site and I have learned so much already.
1/14/2017 8:50:21 PM
Okay, I've been traveling and not sewing. I didn't order those oven liners, I was hoping someone would let me know if they used them. I was looking at them again today and it seems like that particular one is not a good idea, it looks like a knockoff. I found a better set of five 13x15 with almost 300 reviews, FDA approved. What do you think of these? http://amzn.to/2jUtMEs I really would appreciate it if somebody who has tried oven liners would post. I can't afford to spend money on things that won't work LOL. Looking forward to getting some quilting done before I start visiting relatives this summer. Thanks and help for comments!
2/6/2017 7:54:30 AM
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